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Month: January 2015

30 cities challenge #11: The one you would to visit with a loved one

30 cities challenge #11: The one you would to visit with a loved one

You have to see (or go back to) this place with your other half, your partner or significant other who is already in your life or will eventually arrive. Again, most people will wonder about my decision, but you’ll see: TBILISI, GEORGIA In the past years, I have been very intrigued with Tbilisi. After all the events there, Georgia has become more open to the world and wanting to show their interesting culture. I once tried Georgian food and I…

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30 cities challenge #10: The one you had an unforgettable experience

30 cities challenge #10: The one you had an unforgettable experience

You do not care if you liked this city or not, but you will never forget it because something happened. GDAŃSK, POLAND Now, you will wonder why I chose it. Easy… I visited a beautiful city, rich in history (the shipyards, the Solidarity movement and many Interwar or WWII places) in the perfect instance to visit it (summer was about to end, so the weather was really suitable to do sightseeing) and, of course, I had great company with Asia…

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30 cities challenge #9: The one you would like to seen on a TV series

30 cities challenge #9: The one you would like to seen on a TV series

All TV series tend to happen in New York, Los Angeles, Santiago, Buenos Aires, London, et al. This is a place you haven’t seen portrayed, but you would love to watch a show based in that place. I had a hard time thinking about it, but I am going for OOSTENDE, BELGIUM Now, what is so special about it? It’s a resort town in Belgium which weather isn’t what you’d think of one. It is quite cold and cloudy over…

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30 cities challenge #8: The one you can survive 5 days with 25€ or less

30 cities challenge #8: The one you can survive 5 days with 25€ or less

You are stuck in this city with barely 25€ in your pockets and a non-reimbursable return ticket in 5 days. Maybe if you were in that place, it wouldn’t be that bad. Is that even possible? First of all, I would need a place in which I could walk everywhere, then finding a place to stay (I would have to use Couchsurfing) near almost everything, with many free activities, so that my only expenses would be food. So, my choice…

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30 cities challenge #7: The one that let you down

30 cities challenge #7: The one that let you down

You really wanted to see that place, but once you were there, you found out that you did not like it. This one was rather a no-brainer: BRUSSELS – BRUXELLES – BRUSSEL Sure, it is probably the capital of Europe right now, but there is not much to see and a major letdown. I expected to see a lot of urban art (due to the comic book themed walls all over the city) and be friendlier (after the excellent experiences…

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30 cities challenge #6: The one that is overrated

30 cities challenge #6: The one that is overrated

Many people love or dream visiting this place, but honestly, it is not quite special for you. WASHINGTON, DC Sure, DC has great and free museums and lots of architectural landmarks, but that city/area lacks a lot of things which has made found it overrated. First of all, no decent public transportations. Sure, the DC Metro is rather quiet, clean and good as long as you live close to it. Out of that area, it’s all about driving a car…

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30 cities challenge #5: The one that turned out to be a nice surprise

30 cities challenge #5: The one that turned out to be a nice surprise

You did not expect much out of this place, but you loved it. That city should be, by far: GENT, BELGIUM Truth to be told, I didn’t know what Gent was until a few years ago. My friend moved there for a while and she invited me to stay at her home and use it as my base of operations in Belgium. After a long journey, I arrived there and I was amazed by the environment of that city. It…

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30 cities challenge #4: The one you did not have enough time to see properly

30 cities challenge #4: The one you did not have enough time to see properly

You spent so little time in that place and you got hooked on it. The very few you saw tells you, you have to go back. I had a hard time thinking about this one, but… HAVANA / LA HABANA, CUBA Many people who know me well know that I have really low tolerance to hot weather and it annoys me to feel uncomfortable in a place with such temperatures. However, Havana cautivated me a lot. Sure, people may criticise…

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30 cities challenge #3: The one you wanted to visit, but you haven’t had the time to do so

30 cities challenge #3: The one you wanted to visit, but you haven’t had the time to do so

You already have made plans to visit that place, but you have never done it. Istanbul. As far as I know, I am the only member of my family who still hasn’t been in Istanbul. Sure, thanks to Turkish series it became a popular destination among Chilean tourists, but the only time I could have visited it (without worrying about money and such), I just started my current job and I would have to wait a full year for holidays….

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30 cities challenge #2: The one you would like to live in

30 cities challenge #2: The one you would like to live in

Despite you may not dream with it, you know that in that city, town, village or geographical place is the one you would like to live in, whether for its people, climate, landscape or lifestyle. By far (and that should not come as a surprise to those who know me) KRAKÓW Now, why Kraków? French language has a beautiful word to describe “a romantic crush”, coup de cœur. More or less, that happened to me before going to Kraków. I…

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